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Canada 2008 2009 Vignettes of Royalty - Complete 5-Coin Collection $15 Ultra High Relief Medallic Silver Proof Set

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A high relief, frosted cameo portrait of royalty (in the tradition of the finest medallic art) graces each gem in this superb 5-coin collection!

Sold out at the Mint! Here's your opportunity to own the complete set of silver proofs in the innovative Vignettes of Royalty Series from the Royal Canadian Mint, honoring the monarchs who have appeared on Canadian specie over the past two centuries. The series consists of five silver proofs and a copper medal. Each silver proof features two portraits, one on each side - make each a double-headed coin! The historical portrait is taken directly from the circulating coinage of the era and is struck in ultra high relief. The beauty of this high relief, medallic-style silver proof must truly be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The six monarchs are:

   • Queen Victoria
   • King Edward VII
   • King George V
   • King George VI
   • Queen Elizabeth II
   • King Edward VIII (Copper Medal)
   • Complete 5-Coin Silver Proof Set

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For more information and images of each monarch, please click on the relevant links above to go directly to the release for each member of the royal family.

The Complete Set of Five Vignettes of Royalty Ultra High Relief Silver Proof Coins!

5 Coin Vignettes of Royalty Set in Display Box

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This photo shows the ultra high relief nature of the 2008 $15 Silver Proof featuring Victoria from CanadaThere are five silver proofs and an copper medal (for King Edward VIII) in the Vignettes of Royalty Series, which commemorates the monarchs who have appeared on the circulation coins of Canada since the 1800s. The individual portrait of each monarch is struck in medallic art relief and is taken from designs that were minted on actual Canadian coins of the era.

Investment Note
Here's a coin with a lot of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! The Vignettes of Royalty Series features two firsts:
     1)  It's the first series of ultra high relief Canadian coins!
     2)  It's the first series of double-effigy coins in Canadian history!
That is, these are the first double headed coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint! Couple these firsts with the very low mintage of only 10,000 and the unusual $15 denomination, and this looks like a sure winner.

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The Monarchs of the 5 Coin Vignettes of Royalty High Relief Set

Technical Note
The Royal Canadian Mint is applying its expertise in the design, engraving and striking of medals and medallic art to this special series of coins. Each features a portrait struck in ultra high medallic relief. Each planchet or blank is individually hand-polished before it is quadruple-struck. The edge of the coin is plain, not reeded, unlike most Canadian commemorative and collector coins, in keeping with its medallic nature. Slight differences in the frosted cameo relief and proof-like fields are normal for this high-relief striking process, just as they are with high relief medals.

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Obverse
Each coin features a frosted cameo portrait of the respective monarchs that have appeared on Canadian coinage. The name of each ruler, the date and the denomination are also indicated.

Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Packaging
The coins are encapsulated inside an oversized, elegant, burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. Individually-numbered certificates of authenticity are included.


SpecificationsSculptor Mary Gillick created this image of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 for use on coinage.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2008 & 2009
   
Face Value 75 Dollars (5 x $15)
Weight 150. 00 g (5 x 30.00 g)
Diameter 36.15 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000 (each individual coin)
   
Finish Frosted Cameo Relief on a Proof-Like Field
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Mary Gillick
Certificate Individually Numbered

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